Posted by: frankjwalker | January 1, 2016

Tips to Keep Your Resolutions…

5 tips

 

 

5 Tips to Stick with your New Year’s Resolutions

Posted By Dr. Amen On December 2008 In Brain Health and Wellness

Don’t try to change everything at once.

Rather than making a resolution that is so lofty it is virtually impossible for you to achieve, choose one or two specific behaviors you want to change.

Believe you can do it.

If you don’t believe in yourself, you will never achieve your goals. If you need help changing your thinking patterns, do the daily ANT-killing exercises in the Change Your Brain, Change Your Body Daily Journal.

Reward yourself for the small successes.

When you reach a goal or are following through on your resolution, reward yourself with things that are brain healthy. If weight loss is one of your goals for the New Year, find rewards that don’t involve eating or drinking—a warm bath, a good book, a hike with a friend, for example.

Don’t swap one bad habit for another.

Don’t stop eating cookies but start drinking diet sodas. Don’t quit smoking but start guzzling coffee all day long. Replace your bad brain habits with good brain habits.

Get back on track—setbacks don’t mean failure.

Like I said, change is hard, so don’t beat yourself up if you have a setback. Just acknowledge that you had a setback and get back onto your program the next day.

 

 

Frank J Walker LMFT

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Cambria, Ca. 93428

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